Stephen Shelley

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“Be Quiet, and go a-Angling…

“O, Sir, doubt not but that Angling is an art; is it not an art to deceive a Trout with an artificial Fly? a Trout! that is more sharp-sighted than any Hawk you have named, and more watchful and timorous than your high-mettled Merlin is bold? and yet, I doubt not to catch a brace or two to-morrow, for a friend’s breakfast: doubt not therefore, Sir, but that angling is an art, and an art worth your learning. The question is rather, whether you be capable of learning it?”

Isaac Walton, ‘The Compleat Angler”

The Moleskine of Stephen Shelley
© 2004 SS

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